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Texas Rangers vs. Houston Astros

The Texas Rangers and the Houston Astros will meet on the field at Minute Maid Park on Saturday in a battle of division rivals.

Derek Holland will be the starting pitcher for the Rangers on this day. Lefthander Holland is 9-6 this season with a 3.02 ERA.

It'll be Brad Peacock toeing the rubber for the Astros in this contest. Righthander Peacock is 1-4 with a 7.31 ERA so far this season.

In their last action, Texas was a 9-5 winner on the road against the Astros. Bettors on Texas at -184 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (14) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

Current streak:
Texas has won 5 straight games.
Houston has lost 3 straight games.

Team records:
Texas: 66-50 SU
Houston: 37-77 SU

Texas most recently:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Houston are 8-2
After playing Houston are 8-2
After a win are 8-2

Houston most recently:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Texas are 2-8
After playing Texas are 2-8
After a loss are 3-7

A few trends to consider:
Texas is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Texas is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Texas is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Houston
Texas is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games when playing Houston
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Houston's last 6 games when playing Texas
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston's last 6 games at home
Houston is 3-14 SU in its last 17 games at home

Next up:
Houston home to Texas, Sunday, August 11